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Sold out at 65K?

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#1 gmanbfan

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

I've never seen a sellout with attendance that low... typically about 69-70K for a sellout....

I saw a new standing area in the endzone, did they remove a bunch of seats in the stadium?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:48 AM

Standing area?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 10 September 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

Standing area?
I believe it is for wheelchair access.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

As of yesterday there were only 2500 tickets remaining.

I'm sure a corporate sponsor or TV station will buy the rest

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

View Postgmanbfan, on 10 September 2013 - 09:45 AM, said:

I've never seen a sellout with attendance that low... typically about 69-70K for a sellout....

I saw a new standing area in the endzone, did they remove a bunch of seats in the stadium?

My understanding is that's a handicapped seating area not a "standing" area.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:54 AM

Was it tickets used because that is always lower than tickets sold?  Maybe actual atteendance was 65k and tickets sold made it a sell out.  The Red Sox used this method for years to keep their "sell out streak" alive.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:55 AM

My sources tell me they bought some tarps from the Jags.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:58 AM

ADA Seating - Wheelchair Platform Areas
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• Row 39 of the 100-level and in some indoor premium seat areas.
• Wheelchair Platforms can only be occupied by guests in wheelchairs or a guest in a wheelchair and their attendant.
• Only guests with Wheelchair Platform designated tickets can sit in Wheelchair Platform Areas.
• When ordering tickets, please specify that the Wheelchair Platform Area is required.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

is this for next sunday? could be that they opted not to blackout the game under the new league rules that give a team the choice when within a certain percentage.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

View Postgmanbfan, on 10 September 2013 - 09:45 AM, said:

I saw a new standing area in the endzone, did they remove a bunch of seats in the stadium?

They took out the suites that were there.

View PostNoSaint, on 10 September 2013 - 10:03 AM, said:

is this for next sunday? could be that they opted not to blackout the game under the new league rules that give a team the choice when within a certain percentage.

I believe he's talking last weeks reported attendance against the Pats*

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:11 AM

According to this morning's Rochester D&C

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The Bills clar­ified a mistake they made Sunday. They announced the attendance as 65,519, but it was actually 69,519.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

^ that clears everything up.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

View PostBangarang, on 10 September 2013 - 09:52 AM, said:

As of yesterday there were only 2500 tickets remaining.

I'm sure a corporate sponsor or TV station will buy the rest

The Buffalo Bills remain the area's most-watched TV show by a huge margin and naturally their 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots in the final seconds Sunday had Western New Yorkers on the edge of their seats.

The game had a 33.6 rating on Channel 4, the local CBS affililate. It hit a peak of 40.9 during the Pats' final drive and had a 70 share at that point.

Those figures mean 40.9 percent of area households were tuned in and that 70 percent of people watching some TV programming at the end were tuned into the game.

Super Bowls around here generally get in the 40 to 50 ratings range so you can see how fantastic the finish was at least in terms of ratings. The most popular prime time entertainment programs in Western New York get ratings in the high teens.

http://blogs.buffalo...ngs-anyway.html

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

I don't believe their "sold out" policy involves club seats either.  There could be a few thousand unsold club seats and still be considered a sellout.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

I saw that 65k figure cited and knew there was a mistake. The stadium needs 71k for a sell out. My buddy at the game said he didn't see any empty seats.

Is this week a sell out? Typically all the early games are regardless of opponent.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:05 AM

View PostSF Bills Fan, on 10 September 2013 - 11:03 AM, said:

Is this week a sell out? Typically all the early games are regardless of opponent.

http://forums.twobil...be-blacked-out/

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:34 AM

You only need the tickets to be sold, it doesn't matter how many actually show up...just ask Miami and Jacksonville who are "sold out" but play to half empty stadiums because they literally "give" the tickets away after their corporate sponsors buy all the unsold seats and not many actually use them

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:46 PM

View Postmatter2003, on 10 September 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

You only need the tickets to be sold, it doesn't matter how many actually show up...just ask Miami and Jacksonville who are "sold out" but play to half empty stadiums because they literally "give" the tickets away after their corporate sponsors buy all the unsold seats and not many actually use them

Pictures from the Jacksonville game in this article....

http://sports.yahoo....38944--nfl.html

Maybe less than 1/4 capacity there?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:52 PM

The NFL did institute a new black out rule I believe teams only need to sell 85% of the tickets. That said they left a clause for teams to opt out which the Bills did.